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Jefferson To Speak At AALI Social

20 Jul , 2019  

Mansfield City Schools Superintendent Stan Jefferson will be a guest at this month’s African American Leadership Initiative (AALI) Social. The event will be held on July 26 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the North End Community Improvement Collaborative.

Stan Jefferson is a former Mansfield Senior High administrator, social studies teacher, head Tyger football coach, and proud Tyger. He also served on The Ohio State University football coaching staff from 2004 to 2017. More…

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Bridges Out Of Poverty Training Coming This Week

7 Jul , 2019  

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) will host writer, trainer, and consultant Phil E. Devol, program designer of Bridges out of Poverty Onsite Training. The training will encourage better communication between people in the community. This will be supported by the strategies and language that is used to successfully bridge the gap between the economic classes. More…

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NECIC Joins Children’s Services In The Open Table Initiative

22 Jun , 2019  

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) has announced a new initiative in partnership with Richland County Children’s Services.

The Open Table will support youth aging out of foster care by building a network of ongoing support and mentorship around the needs of each participant.

“This is a mentoring initiative,” said NECIC Executive Director Deanna West-Torrence. “Six to eight mentors who are screened and trained meet an individual for one hour a week, for a year, to enjoy a meal with the goal of expanding that individual’s relational and social capital.” More…

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AALI Speaks To Welcome Speaker On Self-Worth And Esteem

5 Jun , 2019  

Nicole Horston, CEO of Nstep Promotions and the Founder of SOARING with Help, Hope, and Healing, will be the speaker for the upcoming AALI Speaks event on June 10 from 12-1:30 PM.

Horston will talk about how to affirm children to build their self-esteem and academic progress, the importance of recognizing your self-worth, and eradicating barriers that impact women and children. She will also discuss her book ‘Shades of You.’ More…

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Training For Families And Friends Of Those With Mental Illness

29 May , 2019  

An insightful and powerful course on supporting loved ones dealing with mental illness will take place this summer at the North End Community Improvement Collaborative’s (NECIC) home in downtown Mansfield.

The free, 12-week course is taught by trained National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) members who have lived with this experience and offers education and support for families and friends of people with mental illness. The course teaches the knowledge and skills family members need to cope more effectively. More…

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All Things Business

NECIC Offering Business Plan Writing Classes

17 May , 2019  

Are you thinking of starting a business? Are you making and selling products from your home or small business but need an injection of capital to take you to the next level?

The North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC), as part of its microbusiness development program to support entrepreneurs and small business owners, is recruiting participants for its next round of business plan writing classes. More…

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NECIC To Host Discussion About Racial Inequality

9 May , 2019  

Dr. James Jones III will be the speaker for the upcoming AALI Speaks event on Monday, May 13 from 12-1:30 PM. He will talk about racial inequality and how it impacts communities, especially boys of color. More…

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Mansfield Y, NECIC Ask For Your Input On Community Parenting Survey

5 Apr , 2019  

Do you have a child or multiple children under the age of 12? Do you have unmet childcare needs that you want to see addressed?

The Mansfield Y and the North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) are calling on the community’s parents and caretakers to tell them about these needs by completing a survey. The survey is completely anonymous and will take only 5 minutes. More…

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Tickets Available For Youth Mental Health Speaker

2 Apr , 2019  

Buffi Williams will be the speaker at the upcoming AALI Speaks event on Monday, April 8 from 12-1:30 PM.

Williams will talk about solution-focused thinking, strengths-based leadership, mindfulness, and the link between mental health and educational success for youth. The state of the education system and the academic struggles of our children are popular topics in the public discourse today, which is why NECIC is making them the focus of this month’s AALI Speaks event. More…

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NECIC Launches Second Round Of Business Plan Writing Classes

10 Mar , 2019  

The North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC), as part of its microbusiness development program to support entrepreneurs and small business owners, is starting its second round of business plan writing classes on March 19.

Completing the 8-session course will make participants eligible to apply for microloans. The loans start at $500 and, depending on available funding, may range up to $1,000. The goal is to assist potential low-income and minority small business owners in exploring the concepts of entrepreneurship and determine if entrepreneurship is a pathway out of poverty. More…

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Diversity And Inclusion To Be Featured At NECIC Hosted Event

6 Mar , 2019  

Edward Akinyemi, Research & Development Coordinator at NECIC, will be the speaker for the upcoming African American Leadership Initiative (AALI) Speaks event. Along with his guest Don Bryant, councilman-at-large at Mansfield City Council, he will lead a candid discussion about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. More…

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Raising Richland To Educate, Inspire Gardeners

27 Feb , 2019  

The 9th annual Raising Richland Community Garden Summit will be held Thursday, March 7 from 5:00 until 8:30 pm at the Longview Center, 1495 W. Longview Avenue in Mansfield.

This free event will provide inspiration and information for the home gardener as well as those involved in community or organizational gardens. More…

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NECIC To Host Speaker On The Company Line

3 Feb , 2019  

Have you ever heard of The Company Line?

In honor of Black History Month, and as a way to kick off the speaker series of the African American Leadership Initiative (AALI), Andrew Sewell of Lawhon & Associates will talk about a unique piece of local history: The Company Line, Mansfield’s first African American neighborhood. More…

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Microloan Program Launching At NECIC; Classes Start Next Week

23 Jan , 2019  

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC), through a grant from the Ohio CDC Association and with the support of area community partners, will launch a microloan program to support entrepreneurs and small business owners. More…

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